Gypsies in Transylvania – day trip from Brasov

Wondering how gypsies in Transylvania live? We saw them in their community, near Sighisoara, in a day trip from Brasov and we liked everything about it.

Some people think that Friday 13th is a bad-luck day.

However, we, happy masters of a black cat, used the Friday of September 13th for discovering the traditions of coppersmith gypsies. In the morning we left from Brasov heading to Sighisoara medieval city and then to Brăteiu village.

After 2.5 hours of driving we arrived in Brăteiu, where we visited a gypsy family. They were very friendly and showed us how they work in copper. We saw the objects they produce and sell. They told us about their traditions while they dressed us up in their clothes.

Gypsies in Transylvania - Traditional gypsy clothing and copper objects

We were delighted to discover the authentic traditions of coppersmith gypsies in Transylvania and learn about their life. We better understood their lifestyle and what it takes to hand-craft the copper objects.

Gypsies in Transylvania - Traditional copper pots and objects

On the way back to Brasov we stopped in Sighisoara to visit the Clock Tower but also the whole citadel, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. After lunch we returned in Brasov with new ideas about this mix of history and gypsies traditions and culture.

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